May 18, 2020

NAV nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Good Intentions starts atop the tally. The album was released on May 8 via XO/Republic Records, and earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of its total starting unit sum, album sales comprise over half of that figure -- 73,000, with nearly all of the sales driven by merchandise/album bundles sold via NA...

May 10, 2020

The deal comes after Facebook's $5.7 billion investment in the telecom powerhouse and builds on the investment firm's other tech and entertainment holdings, including stakes in Endeavor, AMC Theatres and Twitter.

Private-equity firm Silver Lake has struck a deal to invest $750 million in Indian telecom and technology giant Jio Platforms, less than two weeks after Facebook said it would pay $5.7 billion for about 10 percent in t...

May 1, 2020

It's not everyday you get to chat with an accomplished South-Asian composer who is not only talented,  but also humble and gracious. Introducing, Amritha Vaz — The composer for Disney Junior's animated series "Mira, Royal Detective." The series follows Mira, a young girl who travels throughout the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends, family and extended community....

March 9, 2020

Mass Appeal India has announced the signing of Grammy-nominated Indian-American rapper-singer-songwriter-dancer Raja Kumari, the first female rapper to sign with the label.

Mass Appeal India launched in August 2019 as a partnership between legendary rapper Nas’ urban culture-focused entertainment company and Universal Music India, a division of Universal Music Group.

Born in California to Indian parents who emigrated t...

March 9, 2020

Chennai native, Surya just released his new smooth single, "Any Given Sunday!" We had the chance to sit down and talk to rising artist about his journey with getting started in the music industry, personal cultural pressures and all about his new single! Check out VEYLEX exclusive Q&A below!

1. What was your inspiration when writing "Any Given Sunday?"

I was at university, working on my dissertation. I usually listened to lo-fi...

February 27, 2020

Vardaan Arora is back with a new bop! However this time it's in collaboration with, "nicopop." Their new track, "Drama" is an upbeat dance track and we had a chance sit down with Arora to talk about the song, co-writing, and his upcoming EP! Check out our Q&A with the rising pop-star below!

1. What was your inspiration when writing "Drama"? 

In the past, I feel like I've written about anxiety, and the darker themes around it. I...

February 26, 2020

It's been a minute since we've heard from Queens' rapper Anik Khan but he's back with his new banger, "Regardless."  With assistance from fellow Queens artist, "Robin Dey," we get a mid-tempo track with an inspiring topline that is sure to resinate with the broader POC community.

"In the video, we see Khan moving through his city, balancing success and surveillance - a wider commentary on how people of color are...

February 23, 2020

We had the opportunity to talk to the awesome Charisma about the release of her new music video, "Calvary!" Check out the exclusive VEYLEX Q&A below!

1. What was your inspiration for the treatment of the "CalvAry" music video?

Marshall: For me it was less about what other music videos or outside sources inspired me than it was about trying to make a visual interpretation of what the song felt like to listen to. The process of fi...

January 22, 2020

Spotify and Warner Music announced early Tuesday morning that they have signed a global deal that ends the unusually bitter and public licensing dispute that flared up last year. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Reps did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment on that matter.

“Spotify and Warner Chappell have signed a multi-territory licensing agreement,” the statement reads. “This agreeme...

December 13, 2019

Charli XCX has teamed up with Vancouver rapper-model and frequent collaborator Tommy Genesis on a new single, “Bricks.” The A.G. Cook-produced song originally appeared in the 2018 black-comedy action film Assassination Nation, and finally got a proper release this week.

“Bricks” follows the duo’s remix of Tommy Genesis’ “100 Bad.” Genesis also opened for Charli XCX for several dates on the North American tour of her latest...

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